TITLE

Accidents And Innovation

AUTHOR(S)
Hegland, Donald E.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Assembly;Oct2008, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the value of making mistakes. He notes that people have been conditioned by society to fear making mistakes. He cites that mistakes are part of learning and will be experienced by every person throughout life, including geniuses like Albert Einstein. The author infers that most of the innovations in manufacturing, medicine, and way of life have come about as a result of accidents and unintended consequences. He also refers to an article in the "Wall Street Journal" which views accidents as potentially productive.
ACCESSION #
34923890

 

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